At 15 May 2008 04:02:21 +0000 Larry wrote:
> > Yep. I've eliminated Skype from contention as a landline replacement
> > (although I use it from time-to-time) for a number of reasons- lack of
> > E911 compliance, needs a running PC or proprietary phone, and doesn't
> > integrate into existing RJ-11 home wiring (without the aforementioned
> > "running PC.")
> You paid big money, and continue to pay big money, for an E911 SELLPHONE!
> Why do you need more than that? That's crazy.
Did you miss the "three kids ages four to ten" part?
> Now, if you read the rest, you don't have to have a PC running, AT ALL,
> to use Skype anywhere in the house. That's what wifi is for!
I'm quite familiar with how Skype works and how it doesn't.
> The RJ-11
> interface with some Vonage BS phone company is FAR more expensive than
> Skype phones on wifi.
Yes, it is. But again, I'm intending to use T-Mo's Talk Forever router with
SIM card slot for $120/year. Sure, it's 2-3 times as expensive as Skype,
but it meets MY requirements I listed earlier: no PC needed to have RJ-11
compatibility, E911, and no special dialing requirements ("Daddy, where's
the '+' on this phone...")
> I took out all the wires....my wifi covers my
> whole neighborhood from the node up the tree!
Again, if I lived alone, I'd be on the same (or at least a similar) page.
> My SELLphone is my Skype phone because I have my Skype In number
> FORWARDED to my SEllphone number if I don't answer Skype calls....even
> Skype-to-Skype calls!
Can Skype be trained to report your Skype-in number as the CID number on
forwarded calls? If so, that could be your "Circle" number and they'd all
> You don't need a single piece of extra equipment to use Skype from what
> you already own.....
To use it like _I_ want to, rather than how _you_ have it, I do. In
, Skype desn't port. Keeping my four-year old home number
is critial for the WAF (Wife Acceptance Factor- another system design
parameter you no longer have to factor in...) ;-)
> Screw the wired phones in the house.
I'm old school- phones plug into jacks- even cordless ones! ;-)